Next Meeting

Monthly meeting at Sandra Dunn's shop in Kitchener
When: Sat Aug 5, 2017
Where: Two Smiths, 8 Grand Ave, Kitchener, ON N2K 1B3, Canada (map)
Aimie Botelho, our editor and grant winner, will be forging a Czech-style scrolled door handle at TwoSmiths in Kitchener.

Monthly meeting #2 at Bovaird House
When: Saturday, 12 Aug 2017
Where: Historic Bovaird House., 563 Bovaird Dr E, Brampton, ON L6V 3V6, Canada (map)
David Brandow will be demonstrating the forging of a decorative grill using slot punching, drifting and forge welding. This will be an outdoor event (with tents), and will include a tour of onsite buildings.

Hammer-in at the Capital Fair in Ottawa
When: Saturday, 19 Aug 2017
Where: 4837 Albion Rd, Gloucester, ON K1X 1A3, Canada (map)
Hosted by Robert Vaughan. There will be no special guests, but they will feed us pizza for lunch. Robert will have a barbeque for dinner for those who want to stay late. Everyone is welcome to sell their work. Rough camping is available on the fairgrounds.
For further information, please contact Robert Vaughan at 613-730-1721 or

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The Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association is a group of professional and part time blacksmiths, as well as others who are interested in the field. Some members have a great deal of experience, while others have only a little.

For the public, we seek to promote the work and trade of blacksmithing, both traditional and modern, as a high quality, creative craft and affordable art form which has a growing place in modern society. For an example of some of what we have to offer, please peruse our Gallery. For those looking to hire a blacksmith, please read Hiring a Blacksmith.

For our members, we seek to promote an exchange of creative ideas, provide an opportunity for teaching and learning about specific techniques of blacksmithing. How to Join.


OABA T-Shirts now available!

After a long wait and demand, OABA T-Shirts are now available! These shirts come with a pocket, OABA logo, Model-T Ford colour choices (any colour you want as long as its black), are made in Canada, and only cost $20 (+$2 for XXL).


Our New Look

Welcome to our revised Website. We will continue to add more information to our site over the coming months. If you have comments or are looking for something from our old site and cannot find it, please send us a note using Contact.